Rohrbach Ro VIII  "Roland I" and "Roland II"
Type WerkNr. Registration History
Roland I 18 D-991, M-CAAC "Zugspitze". First flight 5th of September 1926 at Berlin-Tempelhof (Pilot Hermann Steindorff).End of 1926 delivered to Iberia, Spain. Used for the Barcelona - Madrid route. Back to Lufthansa in Aug. 1928,  sold to DVL. Rebuilt as a bomber Ro VIIIMb or Ro XII "Roka"
Roland I 19 D-999, M-CBBB "Watzmann". End of 1926 delivered to Iberia, Spain. Used for the Barcelona - Madrid route. Back to Lufthansa in Aug. 1928. Used by the DLH until 1934, then given to DVS
Roland I 27 D-1124 "Schneekoppe".  Used by the DLH until 1933 then dismanteled
Roland I 35 D-1280 "Feldberg".  Used by the DLH until 1934, then given to DVS
Roland I 36 D-1292, M-CCCC "Brocken". End off 1927 to Iberia, Spain. Destroyed in a forced landing 19th of April 1928 near Muniesa (Teruel). Not repaired
Roland I 37 D-1297, M-CAEE "Wasserkuppe". Beginning of 1928 to Iberia as a replacement for D-1292. Back to DLH in the end of 1929 and used until 1934, then given to DVS
Roland Ia 38 D-1314 "Inselsberg".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland Ia 39 D-1327 "Hohentwiel". Used by the DLH until 1934, then given to DVS
Roland Ia 40 D-1338 "Zugspitze".  Used by the DLH until 1931, destroyed by fire
Roland II 42 D-1692, D-ARAF "Stolzenfels".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland II 43 D-1729, D-ANUZ "Drachenfels".  Used by the DLH until 1933, then sold to Deruluft. Back to DLH in 1936 as D-ANUZ, not used and not registered in the inventory
Roland II 44 D-1710, D-ASOL "Rheinstein".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland II 45 D-1712, D-AJYP "Schönburg". Used by the DLH until 1932, then sold to Deruluft. Crashed 7th of March 1935 at Schievelbein, Germany
Roland II 46 D-1720, D-AHOL "Niederwald".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland II 47 D-1727, D-AXEV "Freienfels".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland II 48 D-1735, D-AVOK "Marksburg".  Used by the DLH until 1932, then sold to Deruluft. Back to DLH in 1936 as D-AVOK, not used and not registered in the inventory
Roland II 49 D-1745, D-ARUT "Siegburg".  Used by the DLH until 1935, then given to RLM
Roland II 50 D-1756, D-ANAX "Rolandseck".  Used by the DLH until 1934, then given to DVS

 

Type Ro VIII 2 + 10 seat airliner Ro VIIIa  2 + 10 seat airliner Ro VIII Roland II  2 + 10 seat airliner
Engine 3 BMW IV 3 BMW Va
Dimensions Length 16.30 m, height 4.50 m, span 26.00 m, wingarea 88.00 m2 Length 16.30 m, height 4.50 m, span 26.00 m, wingarea 88.00 m2 Length 16.30 m, height 4.50 m, span 26.30 m, wingarea 89.00 m2
Weights Empty 3365 kg, fuel 745 kg, oil 50 kg, crew 160 kg, load 1900 kg, paying load 945 kg, flying weight 5265 kg   Empty 4400 kg,fuel 800 kg, oil 55 kg, crew 160 kg,  load 2215 kg, paying load 1200 kg, flying weight 6615 kg
Performance Max. speed 195 km/h at sea level, cruising speed 175 km/h at sea level, climb at 1000 m 2.40 m/sec., landing speed 100 km/h, range 875 km, service ceiling 4300 m, endurance 5 h   Max. speed 225 km/h at sea level, cruising speed 180 km/h at sea level, climb at 1000 m 3.0 m/sec., landing speed 105 km/h, range 900 km, service ceiling 4600 m, endurance 5 h